About Us

Exploring the Spectrum (ETS) provides training and education for professionals, agencies, and service providers who support autistic individuals/individuals with autism.  ETS was created in 2018 to meet the growing demand for both increased education and training, and capacity building to understand and meet the needs of autistic individuals. By offering sector specific training, through our catalogue of online training and more advanced customized content delivery, ETS is working to improve the knowledge and practices of support and service professionals, building increased understanding, acceptance and inclusion for autistic individuals/persons with autism. 


Our training and education is grounded in decades of front-line service experience, drawing from a wealth of knowledge developed by professionals, practitioners and first voices from a variety backgrounds and experiences.  Our Trainers have years of professional, academic and in-field experience, providing learners with practical, informed lessons anchored to real world experiences, person directed principles, and evidence based, best practices. Each organization, service, program or sector is unique-- you confront specific challenges and needs that we can help with. We can customize and tailor content to meet those specific needs, challenges, and questions.

We train and educate on:

  • Respite Care
  • Employment Supports
  • Sexuality and Healthy Relationships
  • Recreation Counsellor Training
  • Staging and Prepping Recreation and Leisure Settings
  • Residential and Community Living Supports
  • Understanding Behaviours as Functional
  • Positive Behavioural Supports

Browse our online catalog or contact us at ets@autismns.ca  to enquire about for-fee, custom training and education solutions.

Exploring the Spectrum is a social enterprise of Autism Nova Scotia: a community-based organization that builds understanding, acceptance, and inclusion for individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families through leadership, advocacy, training and programming across the lifespan